Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
A shame about the weather. The tour was interesting and our guide was excellent. It might be a better idea to opt for the Kyoto-Nara one day combo instead though.
We'd like to thank Maria Enriquez of the Viator hotline for really helping us move our tour date without penalties when our flight to Japan got cancelled at the last minute and we knew we would miss the Nara tour as originally scheduled. Also, the tour guide, Yuki, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We just had difficulty listening to some of her explanations as microphones weren't allowed in Todaji and there were a lot of tour groups around.
This was an enjoyable afternoon in spite of continuous heavy rain. The guide was knowledgeable, humorous and spoke good English. Nara is a lovely City and the tour gave us a view of some of it's treasures.
This was a very nice tour. The tour guide was very nice and her English was pretty good. I would recommend it. Just be careful with the deer. They like to eat everything!
Pleasantly surprised by how interesting and fun this tour was. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed feeding the deer. worth doing this tour
this was a perfect way to spend the afternoon--short but sweet. our guide was very well-informed, giving us enough information on the way to nara to keep us occupied, and then giving us a lot of very useful tips about where to spend the rest of our day in kyoto on the way back. all 3 stops wer4e well worth the visit. i wish we had had an opportunity to do some souvenir shopping in nara.
Trip was very good, but I would prefer to spend more time in Kasuga Shrine.
tour was good but guide was a bit annoying - a bit too personal and intrusive
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Enjoyed the tour to Nara. Tour guide was informative with in depth historical facts.
It was convenient with the bus as that day was raining. However, the tour guide could have been more approachable and interactive with us. She didn't stand up and look at us when she introduced us the places while on the bus.
Very good 3-point stops to get a view of Nara if you have no time.
This is a good way to visit the Todaiji Temple from Kyoto. Our visit to the Kasuga Shrine was rushed however, and it would have been nice to have at least half an hour in Nara itself!
This was a great trip to see a different side to Kyoto. The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful.
Our tour to Nara was very good, and the the visit to the Kasuga Shrine was a highlight despite the many thousands of school children who were visiting. Our tour guide was very informative and took time to make sure we could all hear his commentary. We especially liked the deer wandering around the park in the Todaiji Park. What a beautiful spot!
Nara was a fun side trip. The deer are very friendly but a few are aggressive when they know you have food. If you are spending a few days in Kyoto, I would definitely recommend an afternoon to Nara.
It was an interesting tour but we had some difficulty understanding the guide.
Nara is worth seeing and only takes an afternoon. Great guide.
We were at the back of the bus and could not hear the guide. We and then another couple asked him to speak louder but he never did. We took a tour to become informed about Japan and specifically Nara but this didn't happen.